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Battery Comparison is Very Wacky!?

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Initial post: Dec 14, 2012 1:47:47 AM PST
Troy Edwards says:
Just for an example... Tablet, up to ten hours, and Kindle, eight weeks. But in the fine print, it says that the calculation is based on 30 minutes of use?!?

Well in that case, the tablet is up to 5 weeks (yes, you would have to shut it off to equal the near zero battery drain of the kindle, but equal setup to equal setup)

Posted on Dec 14, 2012 2:06:19 AM PST
Fud53 says:
Apples and oranges mate...your comparison is not valid since one has an operating system for videos and all kinds of apps where one is an e-reader...might want to understand the facts before they magnify your shortcomings....

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 14, 2012 2:08:48 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 14, 2012 2:09:15 AM PST
CBRetriever says:
Kindle just figures reading time and Tablet figures browsing time, reading time, game playing time, etc

and I can easily get down to 25% remaining in a 4 hour session and that never happens with my e-ink kindles

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 14, 2012 2:21:02 AM PST
S. Prewitt says:
10 hr battery life = 20 days x 0.5 hr per day. Last I looked, 20 days does not equal 5 weeks.

Posted on Dec 15, 2012 9:06:03 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 15, 2012 9:07:21 AM PST
John D says:
Amazon used to do e-Ink Kindle battery life estimates based on an hour a day. But then B&N wanted to show a feature besting Kindle, so they advertised a battery life figure based on 30 minutes per day for the Nook. So with one stroke of the pen, their ads seemed to indicate a battery life twice as long as that of Kindle.

In response, Amazon revised their specs to use the same 30 minutes per day.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 15, 2012 9:32:33 AM PST
Dragi Raos says:
Well, yes, one does have to read fine print :o)
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